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, why all of the love? good morning, welcome to early state. i'm christine rom yans. >> and i'm john berman. it's january 28th it's monday. we'll begin with that developing story out of brazil. deadly chaos at a nightclub. early yesterday morning. killing a staggering 233 people. many of them college students celebrating their last weekend of summer break. it happened at kiss nightclub in santa maria. recovery workers now say they're hearing the eerie sound of ring tones. we're in santa maria with the latest. >> reporter: smoke filled the air when the first firefighters entered the nightclub. where shirtless men were already trying to rescue some of the injured. emergency vehicles arrived not realizing the extent of the tragedy they faced. chaos and terror among survivors and the body of victims all around. the fire broke out at about 2:00 in the morning at a nightclub called kiss in santa maria in bra sail's southern most state. the club was packed with some 2,000 people, twice its legal capacity according to officials >> translator: people who were inside the facility when they cam
in rhode island. it will be ten years next month. that's when 100 people were killed. attorney john barlick represented families. he wrote a book called "killer show." it details that devastating fire, its causes and the heart breaking aftermath. john joins me now from providence, rhode island. we were talking a couple of months ago here at cnn about this book of yours and i immediately, when i saw the news out of brazil, i thought of you, rhode island, the pyrotechnics, the foam you brought in to show us how highly flammable it was. there were many similarities, were there not? >> hello, brooke, yes. this is like a recurrent nightmare. there were many parallel facts, at least as brazil's situation has been reported. >> run through a couple of them. what else? what else was similar? >> well, according to initial reports we have improper use of pyrotechnics in an unsuitable venue, we have flammable wall coverings, we have gross overcrowding as we had at the station. and we have staff that seems woefully undertrained to deal with emergencies. >> i read your opinion piece on cnn.com and you wr
of a bipartisan deal on immigration reform that includes the man you spoke with yesterday, senator john mccain. >> reporter: exactly. there's an announcement scheduled for this afternoon from this bipartisan group of senators about agreement in principle on some pretty sweeping changes of immigration law. and frankly, a lot of optimism, this could be passed even with a very controversial path to citizenship for those in the country illegally. senator john mccain telling your "this week" show yesterday, he thinks the time is right, especially given the power of latino voters in the last election. >> lot of momentum behind that now. >>> let's get the rest of the morning headlines from david muir, weekend anchor in for josh. >>> good morning, everyone. we're going to begin this morning with the search for answers after that horrific nightclub tragedy. at least 230 people were trapped and killed in a fire that engulfed a packed dance club in brazil. the club with just one exit became a death trap in seconds. matt gutman is in brazil with new details on how the fire started and why there was no
ramsey. the case remains unsolved and now reports say a grand jury had voted to indict john and patsy ramsey. but the district attorney refused to sign the indictment, believing he could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. an attorney for john ramsey says indicting him would have been a gross miscarriage of justice. >> this case was so huge back then. fascinating to learn that both parents were indicted. the legal question is, did the d.a. have a legal obligation to sign it under colorado law? because some analysts are saying he should have signed it and moved to dismiss the charges in open court. >> that's remarkable. i don't think i've ever heard of that. typically, what d.a.'s want to do is they want the grand jury to decide. because then the decision is not on you as the district attorney, it's on the people of the grand jury. it is like the tribe has spoken. so if you have a grand jury indictment, then even if you don't prove your case, you still have done your job. it's remarkable to me that you would get that indictment yet not sign it. >> it was such a high profile c
and employment. here to hash it out and what's the truth here, john, moody's chief economist and dan, jane technical strategist director joining me now. i have to start with you, dan, and a couple things here. when we saw friday, the dow was 20 points away friday afternoon from 14,000. we're so close to the mark. a little resistance got in that session. more resistance today. are the bullings -- bulls scared about the economy? >> yeah, i would think they are. consensus now is that we're due for a pull back from the running up too far, too fast. it's possible to take a breather here. looking for a correction between now and the first two weeks of february. i would also just like to point out for the dow and s&p, larger caps, look at what the smaller caps have done, the russ of 2,000, the s&p mid cap, 400, the small cap, 600, these indexes broke out to all time secular highs, brand new highs. very bullish in our opinion, longer term. maybe it's over heated short term, but we like the fact that the small and mid caps are leading the charge against all the other headlines cheryl the short term
. >>> other stories making news. john berman has that for us this morning. >>> a snowy, icy, rainy, sloppy commute for millions of americans this morning. the storm that coated the midwest in ice yesterday is heading north and could bring snow, freezing rain, and sleet. not a lot of fun to the northeast today. flights in and out of chicago, minneapolis, and st. louis were grounded on icy runways and check this out. firefighters shippi chipping a hydrant. frozen in time. new york went seven days without temperatures cracking the freezing mark. a live look at the storm that will hit many of us today. >> not talking about bitter cold temperatures we saw last week. headed out the door, from parts of the upper midwest to the mid-atlantic, we are dealing with some freezing rain out there. just see to the west of altoona, as well, some snow. this will continue to be the feature as we go through the morning hours and into the afternoon. now, if you are driving along interstate 95, we had a last report of freezing rain in dulles. notice for yourself, warm air is winning out and those temperatures
them to confess. >>> and the misconduct trial against john leopold continues today. on friday, a judge dismissed charges. he used public money for personal reasons. >> president obama publically thanked secretary state hillary clinton during a joint interview. she is days away for leaving her post as top diplomate. they chuckled as they described their close partnership and a possible clinton run in 2016. also talked about how she was able to work for the man who derailed her first attempt to the white house. take a listen. >> in politic ands democracy sometimes you win elections and sometimes you lose. i worked very hard but i lost. and president obama asked me to be secretary of state and i said yes. so this has been an extraordinary opportunity to work with him as a partner and friend, to do our very best on behalf of this country we both love. and it's something i'm going to miss a great deal. >> mrs. clinton steps down as secretary of state on friday. president obama nominated john kerry as her replacement. kerry has had his nomination hearing in the senate. >> playing with plasti
actually indicted john and patsy ramsey in connection with the death. why did the prosecutor decline to try that case? >>> we begin with that tragic nightclub fire in brazil. mike taibbi has the latest. mike, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. it has been a dead lly combinatn in the past, a nightclub filled with revelers and pyrotechnics and few too ways to escape led to panic. in santa maria, it was packed with its usual saturday nightclub when, at 2:00 in the morning, disaster. a swift-moving fire filled the ground-floor club with thick smoke. witnesses said club security initially blocked several emergency exits, thinking p patrons were leaving without paying and that left only a few ways out. in the ensuing panic, some victims were trampled. most died of smoke inhalation. many witnesses told police this fire was triggered by the use of some incindiery device on stage. >> the band used fireworks and as we heard it was usual for this presentation but the ceiling was too short. >> reporter: some club goers who did make it out joined firemen and onlookers in their attempt to open new
, you even heard them over the weekend. john mccain himself said it was a wake-up call. that's why i'm told that lindsey graham, the senator from south carolina, who has kind of been in and out of putting comprehensive immigration reform, gone on the phone right after the election with democrat chuck schumer and said let's revive our bipartisan talks. they had a meeting shortly thereafter in november and then they've had a total i'm told five meetings since then. the last one was last wednesday. ands that when they decided to go ahead with this. and chuck schumer actually called the president last night to say that we're going to push this. you mentioned 2007. one thing that i'm going to be fascinated by is i was actually sitting in the same exact room that they're going to be in today back in 2007 when they had this big bipartisan event, ted kennedy was there, john mccain was there. of course, that went south big time. it will be sbvery interesting t see how they refer to that and see how different things are, particularly are republicans. >> i want to bring in brianna keilar at the
and an interesting aspect of this is the president just nominated john brener, top counterterrorism adviser to be head of the cia and brennan in a lot of ways, has been the guy on drones. he is at the center of the drone policy so on the one hand, you are getting a lot of pushback from the left, from people opposed to drone use about his nomination. on the other hand, the reporting is from "the washington post" and other places that he actually has been a huge voice of restraint and a voice advocating for moving that program from the cia to the military according to a recent post article. they said that brennan is leading efforts to curtail the cia's primary responsibility for targeting killings over opposition of the agency arguing to focus on intelligence agencies and leave lethal action to the more traditional home in the military where the law requires greater transparency. so, if john brennan is confirmed, it is interesting to see if there's a move to greater transparency and to moving the program from the cia to the military. >> absolutely, yeah. all right. >>> shifting gears a bit he
. thank you. >> i'm wearing john batista valley. i started doing a happy dance when i saw your dress because i really, really liked it. i thought it was so cute. >> thank you very, very much. >> and who are you wearing? >> i'm wearing a dress by carrison. she makes beautiful dresses for women. >> i like her name. it's a very harmonious name. >> one word. >> good for you. >> so you guys are both nominated tonight, and i have been saying that really i think -- you have both done some great work but these kind of roles were almost tailor made for you guys, do you think? >> well, no, because yours was tailor made for cole and mine was tailor made for patti. >> it did strike me tonight that we are in a way carrying torches that have been carried for 27 years. i think we should definitely mention that ann's mom played the role she played. so one of the torches was carried by her mom. so you can say she's a second generation "les mis." >> my mom understudied fontina when i was 8. >> how special is that for you? >> very special. this whole thing would have a surreal edge to it to begin with
senator john mccain, also a member of the immigration 8, talked about what this bipartisan plan means and also what it means for the gop. take a listen. >> i'll give you a little straight talk. look at the last election. look at the last election. we are losing dramatically the hispanic vote, which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. >> alice, for a variety of reasons it was not. mainly because of the anti-immigration rhetoric that was doled out by the standard bear. mitt romney all through 2012. can this reverse that course? >> oh, it sure can. we learned a lesson. i think this is a great first step. the framework for this plan being that it's a good consensus of republicans and democrats. it's a great start. i think victoria hit on it. senator rubio also hit on it. fairness is critical in this. the framers of this immigration plan say this is tough, but it's fair. that's important. those that have been going about obtaining citizenship through the legal means should be front of the line and those who have not should go to the back of the line. i think there's also an i
, charles schumer, dick durbin, mrobert h nen des, michael bennett, and on the republican side, john mccain, lindsey graham, marco rubio, and jeff flake. this would offer an immigration plan for millions here illegally, it would also have an employment verification. and cracking down on companies that hired unauthorized workers. the president, as you know, carol, will also be taking up this issue this week. he'll be heading to las vegas tomorrow. he met monday with the congressional hispanic caucus to sort of talk and preview this plan that he's already put out, but he'll be highlighting tomorrow. >> brianna keilar reporting live from the white house this morning. >>> also today, about two hours from now, president obama plans to meet with police chiefs and sheriffs from around the nation to talk about reducing gun violence. the police chiefs of newtown, connecticut, and aurora, colorado, saw their share of gun violence last year also expected to attend. even as the president convenes this meeting, a law enforcement backlash continues. a wisconsin sheriff is now encouraging citizens to
of that attack, did that interview really offer the real answers for them or was it politics? john cornyn of texas joins us now live on the curvy couch. good to see you. >> good morning. >> gretchen: i'm sure you saw the interview. the fist half talked just about their friendship. i was like, i hope they ask about libya. after the commercial break, they did talk about benghazi. were the answers sufficient for you? >> it seems like this is more of a pr initiative than an effort to get to the bottom of things. i know i watched the hearings some months after the incident and secretary clinton said, what's the big deal here? or words to that effect. the big deal is four americans lost their lives. we ought to be about trying to figure out how do preprevent that from happening again and how do we hold the people who were responsible accountable? >> steve: sure. do you think we're ever going to get to the bottom of this? >> i hope our friends in the house of representatives will not let this go and will get to the bottom of it. it's important to our national security. it's important to protect
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